An Evening to Remember: Order Your Tickets for the 2017 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes 2017-03-14 Next month’s 2017 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will honor five individuals who exemplify, through care and compassion, the dedication and drive to go way beyond their jobs in making a big difference in the lives of the children and communities they serve. Your attendance at this event not only celebrates their inspiring work, but it helps to lift up others in this Association, as the showcase fundraising event for the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), SNA’s philanthropic sister organization. Humanitarian work comes naturally to school nutrition professionals who work hard to ensure hungry children are fed and all students have access to nutritious meals in a welcoming and engaging environment. Each year, the number of nominations for the Heroes Award grows, and each year, the winners are truly outstanding representatives of a giving profession: sheltering homeless families while they get back on their feet; acting as a catalyst for change toward improved student health and wellness; striving to end sex trafficking; working tirelessly to repurpose city land to create beautiful and productive green spaces; and volunteering for community anti-hunger organizations. Held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC), the 2017 Celebration of Heroes will take place the evening of Monday, April 3, at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. Funds raised are used by SNF to provide professional development scholarships and other support to SNA members. Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SNHeroesCelebration to purchase tickets and learn more about the event and the honorees.